Reserve Your Kayak Trip in 4 Simple Steps:

1. Confirm space is available on the tour you want by submitting the following form, or give us a call or send an email. We’ll get back in touch to confirm that space is available. Note: If you’ve already been in touch and confirmed space, you don’t have to fill this out.

Reservation Inquiry Form

2. Read and understand our LIABILITY WAIVER.  You will be asked to sign it when you arrive.

3. Complete the trip Online Registration-Medical Form for each trip participant. Please be thorough and get in touch with questions and concerns.

4. Pay Deposit. $500 Cdn confirms each space, with payment by e-transfer, Mastercard, or VISA. If paying by credit card, we will send you a secure payment link. Balance of payment is due 60 days before trip start.

 

That’s it! Once these steps are complete, we will send along a confirmation package by email, including all of the details about your upcoming trip.

 

 

Registration Information

Cancellation: Cancellations aren’t fun for anyone! If you must cancel, we will do our best to fill your vacated space. If we are able to re-book your space, then only our $200 handling fee will apply. Although almost everyone has a very valid reason for needing to cancel, please know that there are no exceptions to our cancellation policy. As a result, we strongly recommend purchasing robust third party cancellation insurance. Please check that any plans will cover Covid 19 related cancellations.

Cancellation due to Covid 19: We are not responsible for cancelled flights, closed borders, travel advisories, or personal illness. Should you exhibit Covid 19 symptoms immediately prior to the trip, or are otherwise required to self-isolate, you will not be able to join the trip. Anyone exhibiting Covid 19 symptoms during a trip may be evacuated at their own cost. Costs related to these situations may be avoided by purchasing third party cancellation insurance. 

Our cancellation charges include tax and apply from the date we are advised of your cancellation. Please advise us of your cancellation by email to avoid any confusion. 

Prior to the trip:

90 or more days – full refund less $200 handling fee per person.

89-60 days – loss of deposit.         

59-0 days – forfeit total price.

Reservations may be cancelled if balance of payment is not received by the due date.

Gratuities: At the end of a trip, it is customary, (but not required or expected) to offer a gratuity to guides as a thanks for great service. Gratuity amount varies greatly, and is up to personal preference – our trip participants often choose to tip somewhere between 8-15% of trip cost. Having said that, we all come from different lives and situations, and any amount or gesture is appreciated. Above all, none of us want the additional cost of a gratuity from being a deterrent from joining one of our trips, so do what is comfortable for you. A portion of all gratuities is shared with kitchen staff.

Environmental & Indigenous Land Use Fee: There is no kind of travel that is without environmental impact, and we believe it is important for travellers to give back in some way. Half of the $25/person fee funds organisations that work to protect and preserve the natural environment. We choose small organisations with a local focus, so your money is put to good use right here in the islands. The other half of the fee is given directly to local First Nations bands to be used to fund whichever of their social, cultural, environmental, or infrastructure projects is most in need. Note that our fee does not account for environmental and carbon costs associated with your travel, and we suggest that you consider offsetting those costs with other changes in your lifestyle.

Dietary restrictions: We ask that you inform us of allergies and/or dietary restrictions prior to registering for a trip. We may not be able to accommodate complex dietary needs, highly sensitive anaphylactic allergies, or keto/paleo diets. Diets requiring extensive additional food preparation may be subject to a surcharge to cover additional labour and food costs, and/or we may ask you to bring along some of your own food substitutions. Note that for ethical, environmental, and climate reasons, all of our food is “pescatarian” – vegetarian with some locally caught/harvest seafood.

Safety & responsibility:  Since 1987 we’ve shared our big backyard with thousands of participants on guided kayak daytrips and multi-day tours in the Discovery Islands and mainland fjords. We travel in areas local to us and we are very familiar with this remote inland archipelago, its weather and sea conditions. We have a perfect safety record with no serious injuries or incidents, and we have never been involved in litigation. We make every reasonable effort to ensure participants a safe journey: our guides are highly skilled and experienced and our high quality equipment is well maintained. Though we take every reasonable precaution, the territory in which we operate is remote and rugged wilderness. Most of our camping spots are beautifully undeveloped; many lack amenities. Although they are rarely encountered, we share the habitat of wolves, bear, cougar and other wild creatures. Weather conditions can be extreme and are not always reliably predicted. Therefore, for safety or any other reason, we reserve the right to, without penalty, withdraw or alter any itinerary or service. Upon booking, the participant agrees to the terms and conditions above and agrees be a cooperative part of the trip group and follow direction from the trip leaders.

In case of emergency: Be sure your personal health insurance is adequate to cover expenses caused by accidents in remote locations. We are trained in wilderness first aid and have emergency supplies and equipment; however, Coast Mountain Expeditions Ltd. assumes no liability regarding provision of medical care, and in the event of an unscheduled evacuation, participants should expect to assume costs. Everyone is required sign a liability waiver (see above) prior to participating in kayaking and adventure activities.